French Lingerie Retrospective at Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

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Art Basel, the world's premier modern and contemporary art fairs, is returning to Miami Beach to showcase the latest and wildest in arts and performances of all kinds.

Very popular with art lovers, collectors and resellers, Art Basel Miami Beach has confirmed year after year its status of not-to-miss art event in the Magic City.

Call us kinky, but we would not miss that one for the world. Come celebrate fashion as a central piece of Art Basel Miami Beach with this special admission-free exhibition that will uncover history of French lingerie

Presented by the Association for the Promotion of Corsetry Industries, Lingerie Française presents a unique exhibition of underwear from the Old Continent that has been acclaimed all over the world. Learn all about fabric and patterns of the french lingerie with one hundred rare pieces, some as old as 150 years.

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Using artsy photographs, videos and holographs, the exhibit explores how French Lingerie influenced the perception of the female body in arts, and the place of women in society over the span of a century (1880-1980), from prudish Edwardian corsets through the flamboyant Dior New Look's inspired girdles, all the way to flashy modern shapes of 80's thongs and bodysuits.

Beginning your tour in the Game Room of the Sagamore Hotel, you will be treated to a display of the history of French-made lingerie, starting from the very first corsets from late 19th Century, to 1930's handmade underclothing. Your time traveling eye candy tour will continue with the revolutionary of nylon in the 1950's, and move on to the extravaganza of shapes and fabrics introduced in the 1980's disco era.

French Lingerie brands presented at Lingerie Francaise Exhibition

Lise Charmel
Louisa Bracq
Maison Lejaby
Simon Péréle

Multilingual self-guided virtual tours
are also available through the downladable app "IZI.Travel – French Lingerie", using QR codes provided along the way.

French Lingerie is showing in the halls of the Sagamore Hotel (1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach), and is admission-free until Tuesday, December 6th. More information on the official Lingerie Francaise Exhibition web page.

VIDEO: Lingerie Française Exhibition (New York, 2013)